You guys! Spring is finally on the way to Eastern Iowa. We’ve had temps in the 40s for the last few days. The snow is melting and everyone is jumping for joy! It’s a muddy, nasty mess at my house. We’re lucky we can drive to the barn, our roads are so muddy. And yesterday, I totally got stuck in the mud and fell down in the mud while taking photos for the blog of the mud. You can see pictures on Instagram.
This morning we’re off to the hospital with our four year old with hip dysplasia. She had a massive surgery in December of 2013 and has some pretty impressive hardware in her femur that they are removing today. I would appreciate positive thoughts as she goes under general anesthesia yet again.
Next week! Next week I will start seeds. I am so excited to do that and will share my garden plan and all sorts of goodies at that time. I am so excited to share my plans, finally. But now, let’s get going.! T
It’s time for the partyuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 3/3/2015
It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!
This week’s Tuesday Garden Party host is Shelly from Frugal Family Home,
Has spring started at your house yet? I know some of you have been battling the awful winter weather for so long. I’m sure you’ll be glad when it finally clears out. Spring seems to have come early here in Oregon. We have had a few cold mornings but the days have been really nice.
A few weeks ago, the kids helped me to plant some seeds. We placed them on top of the refrigerator and then after they sprouted. It was so nice outside, I moved them to the cold frame. They were growing so well that when I checked them last week I found the roots were already growing out the bottom of a few.
Now normally I will start them in larger pots but this year, since I found a great deal on the seed starting sets at a garage sale, I decided to use them. But as you can see they didn’t last long before I needed to transplant most of the seedlings to bigger pots. That was my garden chore for this week.
With the weather being so nice, I transplanted all of the broccoli directly to the garden, along with the lettuce. I already had lettuce, radish and peas, both pole and bush snap peas up in the garden. I’m hoping to have a better crop of broccoli this year. Last year the aphids attacked them and the year before I got too late of a start and they bolted. Here’s hoping year three is better.
Last week we had some really good links shared. Here’s my picks from last week’s link up.
1. All About Compost from the Sustainable Couple
2. Build Your Own 18 gallon Self Watering Containers from Grow a Good Life
3. 16 Positively Deer Proof Plants from Design Dreams By Anne
4. Make a Fairy Garden from an Antique Wicker Basket from Minnie’s Milestones
5. Make Your Own Alfalfa Sprouts from Wild West Gardeners
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